2019 Digital Graffiti Illuminates Alys Beach, May 17-18

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach—the ground-breaking projection art festival—is set to return May 17-18, 2019. Tickets are now on sale.

Digital Graffiti gives artists a large-scale blank canvas to explore the intersection of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms.

Once darkness falls, the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections.

Three artist-in-residence participants and twenty finalists from five countries will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.

“As a shared experience, Digital Graffiti is all about cultivating conversation,” said Brett Phares, the festival’s curator. “It is social cinema within expanded fields of light and sound, the virtual and the real. There is nothing quite like it.”

Digital Graffiti Festival 2018

Digital Graffiti Festival starts tonight in Alys Beach!!! Here is some insider info on this year’s SOLD OUT event: -30A.com

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Check out this video of Festival co-founder Mike Ragsdale talking about this unique event:

Mike Ragsdale on Ten Years of Digital Graffiti

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The 2019 finalists include:

• CATK, Berlin, Germany
Ehsan Atiq, Savannah, Georgia
Kaybid, Istanbul, Turkey
Jonah Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Hunter Scully, Florence, Kentucky
Katherine Balsley, Atlanta, Georgia
Noopur Agarwal, San Francisco, California
Rebecca Smith, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Joo-kwan Song, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea
Tamiko Thiel + Peter Graf, Munich, Germany
Eddy Katt, Brooklyn, New York
Xinye Lin, New York, New York
David Mahler, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Kaiman Walker, Los Angeles, California
Mikka Doczekalski, Paris, France
Duncan Irving, Moruya Heads, NSW, Australia
John Tyler Young, Florence, Alabama
Ruxandra Mitcahe, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fair Brane, Los Angeles, California
• Xiaowen Huang, Hong Kong, China
Max Hattler, Hong Kong, China
AOA, Orlando, Florida
Ian Gouldstone, London, United Kingdom
John McIlduff, Belfast, Ireland
Iona Pelovska, Montreal, Quebec
Kazuki Ozone, Tokyo, Japan
Rebecca Shapass, Staten Island, New York
Alexander Dupuis, Providence, Rhode Island
Philip Modest Schambelan, Dresden, Germany

Additionally, a select group of artists has been invited to participate in the Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series, scheduled for May 9-20, prior to the festival. The three featured artists are John Colette of Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Kameron Neal of Brooklyn, NY, and 2017 Best in Show winner; and Emilia Forstreuter of Germany.

A panel of art and industry experts, led by Brett Phares, will serve as the jury for the festival.

Prizes will be awarded to select works for the Best in Show ($5,000 prize) and Curator’s Choice ($2,000 prize) awards. Three honorable mentions ($1,000 prize each) will also be awarded. 

PRO TIP: Get the Digital Graffiti App for iPhone and Android to have access to the most up-to-date info during the Festival!

For more info, including the full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit digitalgraffiti.com

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